Thanks of a Grateful Nation
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Niar E (au) wrote: Cannes 2013 Golden Camera Winner is deeper than it looks, it stints to show emotions but you can feel them between the lines.In his directing debut Anthony Chen gives a look to Asian economic crisis in 1997, to talk about a family of the middle class financially, who was forced to decrease its spending money. The father "Teck" who is a father glass salesman faces a lot of obstacles in his company and started an extremely hard research to find a job, the office-working mother "Hwee Leng" who looks a bit jealous but cannot manage her desire, the really smart boy "Jiale" with his aggressive tendencies who feels neglected, and the maid "Teresa" who finds herself involved in that family problems and begins great steps to build trust with the boy (maybe to save her illegal another job in her spare time) pushed by her motherhood-emotions to her little baby faraway.Many points worth to be talked about.. but I guess the most important thing is in the character of the maid "Teresa", who was to hide her cultural or religious interest to go on with her host as this . Her sympathetic eyes while witnessing the bad situation that family was going to. The way she dealt with the boy to make him another person as his parents were always busy with their own issues, or even with his mother which were so negative with this maid from the beginning talking her passport and secretly checking her stuff.. even bewaring about any contact between her husband and the maid.With no villain character (My adorable sort in some dramas) I liked the great development of the four major performances here, but I really think I'm not so convinced emotionally about the story. Family issues are a good environment to show these emotions (like Asghar Farhadi for example) but this movie talks a lot with simple solo shots. All the cast is good specially (The mother) and (The maid). I really loved that messy boy "Koh Jia Ler".It's a film to enjoy, to finish it with a yellow smile. One of the remarkable kind of Asian cinema without blood or killing to offer better-sweet events, and a birth of a director worth waiting.
Tara H (au) wrote: A really fun, family movie - nothing very original in the dog searches for girl storyline, but great animation, humour and characters. Seeing it in 3D was a special treat.
ld p (ru) wrote: Burnt Money (2000) Today for me turned into a day with two Argentinean films in a row. 1st Lugares Common (Common Ground 2002) and now the Argentine Heist Flick ?Burnt Money?. ?Burnt Money? is set in Argentina in 1965. This true story follows the tumultuous relationship between two men who became lovers and ultimately ruthless bank robbers in a notoriously famous footnote in the annals of Argentinean crime history. Nene, Angel and Cuervo are bank robbers who flee from Argentina across the border to Uruguay after a large-scale hold-up that turns bloody. Angel is hurt and the three must lay low until Angel recovers. Nene and Angel are known to everyone they know as "the twins" because of their resemblance, but the two are not brothers at all - they are involved in a steamy homosexual relationship. To get back to Argentina, the group must first wait for Fontana, the brains behind the robbery, to arrange for passports. Anxious from hiding, Cuervo decides to break curfew and go party. After Nene and Angel also decide to take off, Nene meets a prostitute named Giselle and Angel ends up getting in a fight. The group is forced to abandon their refuge and Angel and Nene decide to move in with Giselle. However, the sexual attraction between Nene and Angel burns too strongly and when Nene gets hostile with Giselle and kicks her out, she goes straight to the police to snitch on the group. It's not long before police are surrounding the building and the fate of Nene and Angel appears to be sealed. Pineyro interweaves the Angel and Nene story lines with finesse, underscoring the symbiotic, obsessive nature of their bond. The film is moody and stylized. I don't watch a lot of gay films (I find most of them horrible) but this is not a "gay" film and it is well constructed stylistic great cinematography and an interesting story. Director Marcelo Pieyro, whose films have been both critically acclaimed and commercially successful, is one of the most important figures in contemporary cinema in Argentina. Pieyro refuses to gloss over the dissonant nature of his central characters. Both Latin heartthrobs (Noriega) (Sbaraglia) are excellent in their roles. the films provides excellent look at Argentina and Uruguay also. Pineryo made one of my most favorite (and powerful) movies" "The Official Story". I really enjoyed this movie it is much better than most reviews indicate. All my friends who watched it with me really liked it also. three stars almost four stars;
Lu L (ca) wrote: i am gonna start reading Wilde's works again, and again, and again...
sweetpea 4 (jp) wrote: im not sure if this is the right movie
Jason O (ca) wrote: Jake Preston (Nicolas Cage) is a helicopter pilot training for war against a famous nemesis. Jake is the most skilled flyer of everybody, but he has a team of other helicopter flyers behind him including Brad Little (Tommy Lee Jones), who helps Jake train to be an even better pilot. I thought "Fire Birds" was a good action movie. It might not be the best of its kind, but it's certainly not a bad movie. The training sequences and the final showdown between the Fire Birds and their major enemy is exciting. If you like action movies and especially if you like flying movies, I recommend getting "Fire Birds." NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. Underrated action/flying flick to me.
Zeb E (nl) wrote: Back when Piscopo was a hot commodity... DeVito's no slouch either, but at least the old man still pops up here and there and still picks up a pretty paycheck... funny flick.
PierreLuc L (gb) wrote: pour son visuel pastrouillant et son impact transcendant sur l'illumination. it's fuckin good.
Christopher B (it) wrote: An attempt to show the life of rich Cubanos in the days leading up to Fidel's revolution. A documentary would probably be more interesting.
Alexander C (it) wrote: Would like to see sometime!
(us) wrote: Ohmigod, such an amazing movie!! Exciting, tense and gripping from the first frame to the last. Cagney plays a truly demented and psychopathic character, but somehow he imbues Cody Jarrett with enough charm to make you care about his character. His famous reaction to hearing about his mother's death is oddly moving. The guy loves his mom. Yes, in a disturbing, Oedipal way, but still. If you try, you can find lots of dark, twisted movies from when the Production Code was in effect. This was one of them, and it did not suffer for the demands of the Hays Office. The only way it might have been different if made nowadays is that Edmond O'Brien's character, the undercover cop, would surely have been messed up Reservoir Dogs-style once his cover was blown. (Please picture, if you will, Jimmy Cagney with a straight razor, tap dancing to "Yankee Doodle Dandy" while cutting off Edmond O'Brien's ear.) This is a drop everything and watch it now kind of movie. Don't miss it.
Nathan H (de) wrote: Good but not as crazy as the following road pics.
Edward B (ag) wrote: It would have been emotionally uplifting at the time it was released, but it doesn't hold up today.
Tim O (ca) wrote: Close to 100 years later, this film is still fresh and funny. The iconic clock scene lives up to the hype. It's crazy to think that special effects weren't really around at this time, so it is impressive to know that Lloyd performed most of his own stunts and had to use tricky camera angles to pull this off. Silent comedy at its best!